As a writer if you are considering a career in writing a profitable way to make money is self-publishing. Whether you write fiction, how to books, poetry, or educational materials there is a market for your book. Amazon Kindle and Nook is a valuable tool in making a living and paying your bills.
Maria Murnane is one author who quit her job and wrote her novel that became a huge success after all of the rejections by main stream publishers she went on to Amazon to Self-publish her book.
It took years of hard work and rejection, but she finally got the calling of her dreams by working with Amazon. She is now a full-time writer and speaker and travels around the world.